16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats
MARCH 15, 2016
This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? One may have thought this question was answered years ago by Milan Kundera who famously said , “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.”.
5 Simple Steps To Turn Readers Into Buyers – Content Marketing That Sells
JANUARY 12, 2016
Depending on your business this could be the ability to play the piano, clean their carpet or to make more money. It is only when you truly understand this can you create an ethical and profitable business, as let’s face it…. Because your business depends on it. 5. Tom spends MOST of his time helping people like you grow their virtual business on the Virtual Valley Blog.
Three Things Smart B2B Marketers Will be Doing in 2016
JANUARY 25, 2016
As noted here previously , 75% of B2B buyers want brands to furnish substantive content that helps them to research business ideas, but 93% of brands focus their content on “marketing” their own products and services. What will successful B2B marketers to be doing more of, or differently, in 2016? Here are three key takeaways plus some additional musings. Clearly, we need to do better.”
20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Most small businesses struggle to measure the results of digital investments. third of marketers say they don’t know which digital tactic has the biggest revenue impact, and nearly one if five small businesses don’t track anything. Less than 30% of small businesses use Web site analytics, call tracking, or coupon codes. Image credit: MarketingProfs. combined.
Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat
Additionally, 77% of marketers say content is core to business success. Showpad empowers businesses to deliver their. accelerate your business. Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat. Content has proven to be a highly effective driver of revenue, both directly and indirectly. and value. on content development initiatives. post-production. Let’s start.
How Small Businesses Can Use Real-Time Case Studies to Acquire New Clients
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
As a result, his business flourishes. Effective user acquisition strategy is the new Holy Grail for all small business owners and marketers. So instead of investing in expensive growth hacking strategies, you can simply share a few case studies to make your blog business look authentic and to-the-point. Guest post by Bill Achola. Ned J. One day, he decides to try something new.
The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools
MAY 31, 2016
” — Maximize Social Business. Showcase reviews: BuzzBlogger, Maximize Social Business, Catherine Pham/SlideShare, Express Writers, Marketing Insider Group (Curation). 4) AllTop. Google Review Count: 326,000. A “smart data discovery” tool that makes it easy to get real-time insights about the trends that impact your business. Maximize Social Business.
5 Essential Elements to Include in Every Sales Pitch
JULY 5, 2016
Effectively closing sales is the bread and butter of your business. According to researchers at the University of Florida, 20% of all salespeople make 80% of all sales (also known as the 20/80 rule or the Pareto principle ), which makes securing a spot in that top 20% crucial to running a competitive and profitable business. Guest post by Ken Sterling. Striking Out. Preparation.
20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts
AUGUST 25, 2015
Get more inspiration from these 20 B2B marketing and digital business stats and facts. 80% of business decision makers prefer to get company information in a series of articles versus an advertisement. ( B2B PR Sense Blog ). 6. Healthcare leads are most expensive ($60) followed by business/finance ($43). Other Digital Business Stats and Facts. Death of the salesman?
Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?
effective in measuring business results. only if the external publications are relevant to your business. content to business results. identified budget (34 percent), the inability to measure business. It will keep them busy for a while, but that’s. business content. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. Marketing is Effective? Introduction 4 II.
33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
But brands that connect with buyers on an emotional level see twice the impact of those still trying to sell based on business or functional value, and the most connected brands enjoyed 31% greater revenue growth last year. Features, functions and business outcome” marketing has a 21% lift in perceived brand benefits. B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. Forbes ).
Your Employees May Be Your Best Untapped Brand Advocates
JUNE 6, 2016
Trust is essential for business, and clients are far more likely to trust the word of employees than statements made by CEOs. Putting your brand in the hands of employees can be nerve-wracking — after all, your brand what differentiates your business in the marketplace. Guest post by Liz Greene. 65% saw improved brand recognition. 7% had better brand loyalty. It’s simple. Identify.
22 Tantalizing Content Marketing Stats and Facts
MARCH 8, 2016
In B2B purchase decision making, text still rules (for now): 80% of business decision makers say they prefer to get vendor information in a series of articles, and 85% prefer text over video. 75% of global business leaders say they turn to content to research complex business ideas (peer practices, business strategies) within their industries—not just product pitches.
Five Top-Rated Social Media Management Tools for 2016 [Infographic]
JUNE 27, 2016
Ian Anderson Gray of the Seriously Social blog partnered with business software review platform G2Crowd to create a comparison between the top five rated social media management tools on the market currently. Guest post by Lilach Bullock. What is the “best” social media management tool out right now? The results in this infographic came from examining detailed customer reviews.
Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program
concrete business goals: — Ultimate Content Strategist Playbook: Content Road- map — Ultimate Content Strategist Playbook: Content Execu- tion — Ultimate Content Strategist Playbook: Growing Your. Content Marketing: When Figuring out if content marketing is right for your business. with deciding on what business goals. broader business goals. All rights reserved. brands.
How Does Content Marketing Help with SEO?
AUGUST 19, 2016
There have been theories surrounding Google’s algorithm that question if content marketing as important as people think it is for a business’ rankings for years, but there’s no doubting that efficiently marketing quality copy is beneficial to any SEO strategy. Guest post by Sam Allcock. Content marketing and SEO are often written about and addressed separately. What is the difference?
The Five Best Infographic Creation Tools and Services
AUGUST 2, 2016
Showcase reviews: Online Marketing Institute, Small Business Trends, BuzzBlogger, Programming Graphics Resources & Reviews, RazorSocial, QuickSprout. 2) Infogram. Showcase reviews: Small Business Trends, HubSpot, Programming Graphics Resources & Reviews, Cent Muruganandam, QuickSprout. 3) easel.ly. ” — Small Business Trends. Small Business Trends.
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
Social media now plays almost as large a role in purchasing decisions as does TV, and 57% of consumers say they’re influenced to think more highly of business after seeing positive comments or praise online. Fully a third of millennials say social media is one of their preferred channels for communicating with businesses. 70% of the U.S. billion last year to 2.5 billion by 2018.
49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Small business loves Facebook, though most don’t know if it “works.” ” 93% of small business owners and marketers use Facebook, and 92% agree that social media is important for their businesses. 93% of small business owners/marketers use Facebook, ahead of Twitter at 79%. Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. Infinit Datum ). 4.
Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness
49 percent work across B2B and B2C businesses. could fuel better business results. business results, just 10 percent of respondents. content metrics and business results. BUSINESS RESULTS? 5% 25% 22% VERY. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.comBy Jordan Teicher Content. Marketing. 2016 STAFFING, MEASUREMENT, AND. Introduction II. What paid.
6 Tips for Encouraging Your Team to Blog
JUNE 29, 2016
This is why many business owners give their employees an incredible amount of freedom regarding what is written. As long as the content in some way pertains to your business or industry, it will most likely make a worthwhile addition to the blog. Business Blogging Content MarketingGuest post by Jill Phillips. Ask Each Employee Personally. Give Them a List of Topics. Final Word.
The Real Roadblock to Social Business Success
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Stories about how top executives just don’t “get” social media and the concept of social business were common four or five years ago. Per recent research from GaggleAMP : “Connecting your business with your employees in social media can boost your social media presence. But it’s jarring to still come across such reports today. marketing and HR).
13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience
MARCH 25, 2015
You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers by Spin Sucks. Got a well-written business blog, but a shortage of readers? Half write during business hours. 29 Free Ways to Promote Your Business Blog by Zude PR Blog. Simple—but not easy. Email?
34 Compelling Content Marketing Stats and Facts
JUNE 16, 2015
Business Blogging Statistics and Facts. Content marketing is now ubiquitous, with 93% of all marketers saying they do content marketing (it’s not clear what the other 7% are doing). But with so much content being produced, distributed and shared, how do you make your efforts stand out and grab the attention of your prospects? Want to know more? TopRank ). 2. TopRank ). 3. TopRank ). 4.
Content Strategy for Marketing
Marketing A Whitepaper4 Today, business is digitizing. And, of all business functions affected. Mastering Digital Marketing: Few business functions have been as profoundly disrupted. BUDGETS1/3 BUSINESSES INVESTED NEARLY IN CONTENT MARKETING IN 2013 - Custom Content Council $18 billion Marketers are investing more in. decisions with your business and marketing.
104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
DECEMBER 2, 2014
What are the top barriers to adopting social business practices? 66% of marketers claim that social indirectly impacts their business performance but only 9%t claim that it can be directly linked to revenue. The top two barriers impeding adoption of social business within organizations are lack of overall strategy and competing priorities. Real Business Rescue ). Really.
The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps
JUNE 14, 2016
Among global business leaders, 85% prefer text-based articles (vs. 5% for video) for helping to make business decisions. The top challenge identified by marketers in the recent B2B Marketing Trends study was “producing better content.” And though video and other video content forms are growing in importance, text remains the dominant for of content for marketing and sales.
Content Marketing Strategy? Think Like A Reporter
APRIL 12, 2016
But “why” also applies at a much more fundamental business level: why should people want to do business with you? Thinking like a reporter is one approach that may be useful in developing an effective strategy for your business. Although 93% of B2B companies are doing content marketing, less than half view themselves as successful with it. The Inverted Pyramid.
45 Phenomenal Email and Mobile Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
And while mobile use for B2B purchase research has jumped 91% in the past two years, more than three-quarters of global business executives still prefer to browse content on their laptops or desktops. 57% of consumers will not recommend a business with a poorly designed mobile site. Email remains the most effective digital marketing tool for both B2B and B2C marketers. And 72% of U.S.
Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report
they compete both against their business competitors and all content creators that vie. returns on business-related goals. have on myriad aspects of the business and driving the goals of specific divisions (e.g., business goals, such as “cost savings, risk. Business Goal Content Objectives KPIs Customer. to the larger business. Content. Methodology: A Best.
The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools
JUNE 21, 2016
Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do. But it can still be interesting place to hang out, and it may help with SEO. Google Review Count: 70,400. Pricing: free.
19 Remarkable Guides on Business Strategy, Leadership and Motivation
JUNE 3, 2014
It’s a (sometimes forgotten) truism of business that no company can cut its way to growth. Entrepreneurs are forming new businesses at an increasing pace, hoping to take advantage of new opportunities in the recovering economy. But the business environment has changed significantly in just the past six years since the start of the downturn. Leadership Guides.
A Quick Guide to a Successful Trade Show [Infographic]
AUGUST 4, 2016
trade show can give your business countless opportunities to build networks, showcase new ideas, and interact with a wide audience – all at a personal level. But the success of your participation depends to a large extent on your pre-show preparation and how well you are able to present yourself and your business at the event. For this reason, many businesses leave the responsibility of setting up their trade show tent to a professional. Guest post by Tobias Dean. Events Addpeople how to prepare for a trade show Tobias Dean trade show infographic trade show tips
How To Turn Video Marketing Into a Successful SEO Strategy
MAY 12, 2015
It can be educational while also helping businesses gain exposure. If you are a business, you cannot merely stuff keywords into the title tag. Guest post by Jason Parks. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, yet the SEO aspect is often overlooked. IQ Visibility states that you can double your search traffic by having a video thumbnail in the search result.
Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program
brand publishers aren’t in the business of publishing. business. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY12 While the business goals of your content marketing efforts are import- ant—be it generating leads, sales, brand awareness, industry education, or, more likely, some combination of initiatives—we find it extremely. We do have clear business goals for The Content.
The Seven Best File Sharing Tools
JULY 26, 2016
Sharing large files like videos or graphic-intensive documents used to be painful. Depending on the size of the file, email was impractical if not downright impossible. FTP sites were the most common alternative, but these were often cumbersome to access and use. File sharing tools are invaluable not only for content marketing professionals and consultants (e.g., Google Review Count: 699,000.